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Université de Bordeaux

Why choose us?

This summer school is an innovative training programme on the topic of the Internet of Things and will highlight the University of Bordeaux’s leading expertise in this field. The course builds upon the development and results obtained within the framework of the SysNum Cluster of Excellence (smart campus platform), and is supported by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the University of Bordeaux’s Graduate Research School and Graduate Research Programme NUMERICS.

A cluster of excellence in digital systems

Within the University of Bordeaux’s Engineering and digital sciences research department, around 640 researchers are actively working on the fields of computer science, electronics, mathematics and mechanics. These complementary scientific disciplines join forces to meet the major challenges of the industry of the future and digital technology.

Engineering, or engineering sciences, digital sciences, mathematics and computer science are all fields that combine several scientific disciplines. The common goal of the department is to develop, design, create, foster, use and recycle practical and useful systems in multiple sectors of our society. This chain must be efficient, ethical and respectful of the environment in which it is implemented.

These are the founding principles of the Engineering and digital sciences research department, which develops research in all fields that allow not only the design and implementation of complex systems but also data acquisition, communication between the different elements and the modeling of phenomena occurring at all operation stages in these complex systems.

The department is structured around two themes: engineering and digital technology. Although these topics provide a thematic structure, many scientific and research projects are carried out with an interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary focus.

On the engineering side, research topics concern materials, acoustics, human-machine interfaces, control systems and signal processing, civil engineering and design in both mechanics and electronics.

As for digital sciences, research encompasses the foundations of mathematics, computer science, electronics and cognition, the study of complex systems and connected objects, security and reliability, modeling, calculation and simulation, massive and diverse data, artificial intelligence.

Current developments in the fields of both digital sciences and engineering require the mobilisation of skills that extend beyond a single disciplinary field. Examples include large-scale systems of smart objects and the factory of the future.

The department is composed of 5 primary research units: Bordeaux Institute of Mechanics and Engineering (I2M), Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics (IMB), Integration: from Materials to System Laboratory (IMS), Bordeaux Computer Science Research Laboratory (LaBRI) and Estia Recherche.